For your consideration is a sterling silver castor made in London by “master castor” Samuel Wood, famous for his castors in the early to mid-18th century. The castor features a George II hand formed body with rare George I repoussé decoration on an engraved and stippled background. The top has rows of holes punched through an engraved diaper background with a baluster form finial. A fine example of an early castor.
The castor bears hallmarks for London and the date letter “b” for 1737. The makers mark S•W in an oval (for Samuel Wood) is his first variation mark registered in 1733. The sleeve is also hallmarked (rubbed). The castor stands 16.2 cm (6.3 inches) tall and weighs 180.57 grams. No polishing or repairs noted.
Shipping weight is estimated at 2 pounds. Insurance required. Actual shipping will be calculated upon packing when purchased. Please email me with any questions.
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